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Thank you for all the organizing you did. Good job. All guides and drivers were very good. Mr Han was the best driver. Rocky, Helen, and Colleen were number one. I will recommend your services to anyone we talk to about Yangtze cruising. Enjoy the pictures.

Best regards,

Chris R

Chris R, American
May 9, 2014

Hi Isabel

We have just arrived back in Seattle. We had a wonderful trip.

Our hotel in Shanghai was very nice. Very accommodating & room was especially nice the 3rd night following the Yangtze trip. The Yangtze cruise was very enjoyable. You have a beautiful country!

Helen, our guide in Shanghai was exceptional. Kitty, in Yichang was terrific as well. Thank you for your exceptional service & planning of our tour with Yangtze River Cruise & excursions in Shanghai!


Laura & Robert Scharf

Laura & Robert Scharf, Seattle
May 9, 2014

Hi Tiger,

First of all I would like to thank you and Anne very much for taking so good care of us in an unpleasant situation that was completely our fault! I had a wrong perception of the new 72 hour visa rule. Next time I will be better prepared and have my paperwork in order before heading for China.

We are very aware of, and appreciate very much your success in making possible at least a 24 hr stay and get the most  out of our short time in Guilin. We enjoyed very much the Li river boat trip as well as the bike tour with Anne. The setting is simply spectacular. 

Chengdu is definitely on my list of places I have to see, I am thinking about using one of my next Chongqing layovers to go there. Would be great if we can meet and have a chat then. Though I do not know when I will return to China - next month I am at vacation in Brazil, maybe June or July - I will definitely let you know.

All the best for you and thank you very much one more time.

PS: We departed Guangzhou very early this morning, flying westbound right over Guilin, but could not see anything on the ground - it was still dark & overcast, but a few minutes later we got a magnificent view of some spectacular mountains in neighbouring Yunnan province - I will attach some pic's on my next mail as well.

Best Regards,


Hagen & Guenter, Kazakhstan
April 25, 2014

Hi Laura,

Well we totally enjoyed the river trip you arranged for us. Everything you advised us, and everything you recommended came true. If anyone from Aust. or nz wants a testimonial them, get them to email Sandra or me.

Thanks again.


Leith & Sandy Michell

Leith & Sandy Mitchell, South Australia
April 24, 2014

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Questions & Discussions

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Eating inn the restaurant
Hello, We will be joining a tour which includes a 4 night cruise on the Century Sun... Can you let me know if you can sit anywhere in the restaurant, and do you have tables for 2 people? Also, are you able to eat/ have dinner in your cabin ?
2019-07-04 11:28
Hi Lisa,

Thanks for your question! To offer a better service for guests, Century Sun will considerately arrange seats according to guests' eating habits, nationalities and cabin number onboard. Everyone onboard usually eats at a fixed seat of a big round table with 8-10 people.

If you want to eat in your own cabin, you can call the reception desk and order dishes and drinks you like. Attendants will deliver the great food to your cabins, and this service needs to pay extra.

If you are interested, check more about eating onboard Yangtze River cruises (for reference) at:

Enjoy your coming cruise journey with Century Sun!
Clothing for Yangtze River Cruise
We are travelling on the Yangtze River cruise in early May 2019. Is it normally cold or can we wear shorts during the day
2019-04-18 17:08
Hello Robert,

Thanks for your question. Early May is during the spring along the Yangtze River. The weather changes warmer and warmer, and usually sunny in the day time, but there would be some cold wind at early morning and during night. It's ok to wear shorts on balmy sunny days. However, you are also recommended to prepare pants with you, because there may be some light raining days during the spring.

Wish you a memorable ship experience in China!
Vegetarian Food
Hi, We are traveling in the cruise from 9 May. Is there any Indian vegetarian food. What are the other vegetarian options
2018-04-30 04:51
Hello Ravi,

Greetings from China! At present, there is no Indian vegetarian food served onboard Yangtze River cruise ships. However, the breakfast, lunch and dinner are almost arranged in buffet styles with about 3-5 vegetarian dishes, like cabbages, vegetables in season, vegetable and fruit salad, and so on, and some cruises prepare the dinner in Chinese sitting form with some specially cooked vegetarian dishes for guests. And if want, you could also pay extra to order some vegetarian food at the reception desk and tell the staff about your needs and eating habits, and the cruise chefs would prepare great food for your enjoyment. Besides, the Yangtze River ships serving foreign guests from the world have provided service to many vegetarian travellers and have gained rich experience and good reviews, so you can enjoy your dining time on the ship!

Wish you a wonderful Yangtze River sailing trip in May!
Room with balcony
If I book a China tour with webjet, what is the name of cruise ship used. Also can I book a cabin with balcony
2017-12-06 19:37
Hi Christine,

Thanks for your question. As I know, there probably is no Yangtze River cruise business on the Webjet. And if you are interested in enjoying the leisurable cruise in China, you could book the cruise tour with us. Nearly all cabins onboard the cruise, such as the Century cruises, Victoria cruises, President cruises, Yangtze Gold cruises, Yangtze Explorer, etc. are facilitated with an open balcony for your sightseeing enjoyment and also many great services and high standard facilities and amenities. Please feel free to tell us your Email address, nationality, group size, traveling time to China, needs, and other basic information, and our professional Travel Consultant could help you as soon as possible to tailor make a route for you with really nice price.

Have a nice day!
Should we worry about Motion Sickness
Just not sure if we should need motion sickness meds. We are on your cruise that departs from the Yichang Port for Yangtze River from April 24- April 27, 2017. Thank you so much
2017-04-07 08:13
Dear Mary,

Thanks for taking a Yangtze River cruise with us. April is a great time with fine weather to enjoy the gorgeous scenery along Three Gorges.

No matter which ship you take, it will run very steady at a relatively slow speed. As you know, the construction of Three Gorges Dam controls the water level and flow velocity of Yangtze River that it will be steady to guarantee every ship to sail smoothly. Unlike the ocean cruise, there is no need to bring motion sickness meds for travelers who on Yangtze River cruise. If your physical condition are seasick easily, take some just in case. And no worry, there is a clinic onboard who will serve at any time.

Wish you have a nice journey!

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